Ontario’s Young Carers Awareness Day

January 17, 2018

Join us on Twitter on January 25th, 2018 to raise awareness of Ontario’s young carers.

Young Carers Awareness Day is celebrated in the UK. For the first time, we are also recognizing this awareness day in Ontario. Join us on Twitter (@TheChangeFdn) using #YCAD to join the conversation. We invite young carers, young adult carers, organizations that support young carers, and anyone that is interested in seeing change in Ontario for young carers, to help create an online blitz that will create awareness and understanding of young carers in Ontario.

Ways to get involved:

  • The Ontario Caregiver Coalition and the Young Carers Initiative – Powerhouse Project are leading the way on a declaration of January 25th at Young Carers Awareness Day. Share their announcement, or better yet, declare the day yourself to your audience. #YCAD social media icons have been created for everyone to use.
  • The Change Foundation and others will be sharing many stats and other information about young carers to bring the topic to the forefront for policy makers, influencers, elected officials and others. Re-tweet this content, or create your own to add to the online blitz.
  • Join the one-hour tweetchat live at 4 pm to talk about young carers. Check out our latest blog post to learn more.

We hope you’ll join us to make the first-ever Young Carers Awareness Day in Ontario a big success.


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